Eating low carbs is not new however being in ketosis or on a ketogenic diet is
now becoming so popular could it be a fad? Is the ketogenic diet just the extreme
end of a paleo lifestyle or similar to the atkins diet? This week, The Wellness
Women walk you through a ketogenic diet, what it’s like to go into ketosis, the
many health benefits as well as some of the pitfalls of this protocol.
In its simplest form a keto diet is an extremely low carbohydrate, high fat and
moderate protein diet and the idea is to switch your body from using carbs and
sugar as its fuel source to being a fat burning machine! This protocol was
originally discovered as a very effective treatment for epilepsy in the 1920’s and
is still used therapeutically to treat a whole host of brain and hormonal
conditions as well as facilitating rapid weight loss!